11. Notices of Motion (For Consideration at Subsequent Meeting)
Moved by Councillor G. Brooks
Seconded by Councillor R. Jellett
WHEREAS Canadian troops and emergency services workers selflessly perform their duties for Canadians everyday;
AND WHEREAS Canadian troops and emergency services workers sometimes suffer injury or sacrifice their lives for other Canadians;
AND WHEREAS the Council of the City of Ottawa appreciates the service and sacrifice of Canadian troops and emergency services workers, wherever they may be serving at home or around the world;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Ottawa authorizes the use of ‘Support Our Troops’ decals on city vehicles;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Ottawa supports the decision of the Chief of the Ottawa Police Service to authorize the use of ‘Support Our Troops’ decals on police vehicles.
Don't be fooled. Even though it says "for consideration at subsequent meeting", it is entirely likely that they will vote to waive the rules of procedure, and consider it at Wednesday's meeting. They tried the same thing two weeks ago, but failed to get the three-fourths support needed to consider it then and there. If they do push it through, the decision would be final. Wednesday may be our only chance to fight it.
That's why on Wednesday, I'll be at City Hall with my red "Support Motherhood and Apple Pie" t-shirt, and my posters, stickers, and cards with the same logo.
I welcome you to download and print your own as well. Click on the image below for a high-resolution .png graphic:
While the ribbons are amusing, the issue is very serious. Just as with the Flying Spaghetti Monster movement. If you don't show your support for motherhood and apple pie, then this is what will happen to the debate on Afghanistan:
E-mail me (@gmail.com) if you want pdf versions of the ribbon graphics, including 3-up and 6-up versions. These are vector-based graphics, so they don't get fuzzy as you increase their size.